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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'White Wings' - White WingsTropical Hibiscus


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'White Wings' -  White WingsTropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'White Wings')

This is a large-growing variety of Hibiscus. Photo taken at the Paradise Point Resort, Mission Bay, San Diego, CA. on Oct. 29, 2010.



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I was admiring the Hibiscus in Kew's Palm house last week; they looked nice with plenty of blooms ,but cannot compete with the one above.

31 Oct, 2010

 

Rbtkew:

Typically this variety has more flowers. I think it's because it getting late in the season, the reason why there's not too flowers.

31 Oct, 2010

 

A very popular variety here, because it is one of the few varieties of Hibiscus that will bloom without direct sun.

1 Nov, 2010

 

Tugbrethil:

That's very interesting. I always thought the gold and yellow varieties bloomed best without direct sun. Thanks for the info! :>)

1 Nov, 2010

 

That's a great specimen to my eyes!

1 Nov, 2010

 

Delonix:
Around here, the only ones that don't need at least 4 hours of direct sun are 'White Wings', 'Classic Pink', 'Itsy Bitsy White', and ' Itsy Bitsy Pink'. Varieties that apparently all share a common heritage. The yellow and gold varieties seem to need just as much sun as the others, to me.

1 Nov, 2010

 

Tugbrethil:

I've seen the yellow and gold varieties blooming well in almost complete shade here.

2 Nov, 2010

 

I'll have to check them out again. Maybe the ones I saw were just too deep under someone's patio or Ficus tree. Any idea which varieties you've seen blooming in shade?

3 Nov, 2010

 

Tugbrethil:

I've seen the double and single yellows and the gold. I can't keep up with all the varieties...it's almost endless. We probably grow many more varieties than what's available in Phoenix.

3 Nov, 2010

 

I don't doubt that! I just remembered another group that blooms in the shade, here: the dwarf "European" hybrids that florists used to sell in the 90's.

3 Nov, 2010

 

Tugbrethil:

I'm familiar with those hybrids...as they're widely grown here. I have several posted on GoY. Those hybrids grow to become 4 - 6 feet tall here. They have gigantic, spectacularly colored flowers, and interesting named varieties. They also have very dark green leaves, almost black-green.

3 Nov, 2010

 

No, those sound like the Brazilian hybrids. The ones I'm thinking of had small leaves and flowers, very compact, usually sold in the florist's shop or floral department at the grocery store in 4-6 inch azalea pots.

3 Nov, 2010

 

Tugbrethil:

I've never heard of the Brazilian hybrids. Thanks for the information! :>)

3 Nov, 2010



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